BUDAPEST, Sept. 8 (Xinhua) -- A 27-year-old runner died during Sunday's Budapest half-marathon, the Budapest Sports Bureau said in a statement on Sunday.
The statement said that the man collapsed at the 20 km mark and died despite medical assistance that was rushed to the scene and resuscitation efforts. The identity of the runner was not released. All that was said was that he was a young man and not a Hungarian.
The Budapest Sports Bureau manager Arpad Kocsis was quoted as saying the identity of the dead man will not be released until his family has been notified, according to local wire service MTI.
Arpad Kocsis did say that this was the 28th Nike half-marathon and that in the past 25 years of running meets in Hungary, including full marathons, this was the first fatality.
Medical teams had been stationed throughout Sunday's race course and as usual, a number of people had required medical assistance, no other case being serious.
According to the Budapest Sports Bureau 7,305 of the 13,000 people in the race made it over the finish line. Participants included 1,600 runners from 65 countries.